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Do we need to regulate Big Pharma?
In Dutch newspaper NRC of July 23, 2022, Joost Smiers tackles the problem of the sky-high prices of medication. Do we still need Big Pharma? he asks. And he answers: read more >> The post Do we need to regulate Big Pharma? appeared first on Bio Based Press.
Graphene in concrete
Applications of graphene, that wonderful material, multiply all the time. The latest news concerns its application in concrete. Adding graphene to concrete can render it extremely strong and much more read more >> The post Graphene in concrete appeared first on Bio Based Press.
Plastic eating organisms
How do we get rid of the growing amount of plastic waste in the world? On a macro scale, The Ocean Cleanup tries to accomplish that: by removing plastic from read more >> The post Plastic eating organisms appeared first on Bio Based Press.
Perspectives for agriculture – the new farming
The Dutch farmers manifest themselves. They block highways and distribution centres. They pay a visit to the homes of ministers. They oppose plans to reduce appreciably manure production and ammonia read more >> The post Perspectives for agriculture – the new farming appeared first on Bio Based Press.
The legacy of Charles Darwin
This year marks the 140th anniversary of the death of Charles Darwin. And the 163rd anniversary of the publication of his book The Origin of Species. Darwin is the most read more >> The post The legacy of Charles Darwin appeared first on Bio Based Press.
The continuing struggle to control weeds
An article in Chemical and Engineering News calls our attention to the struggle to control weeds. Will we be able to control weeds in the future? Will the EU, that read more >> The post The continuing struggle to control weeds appeared first on Bio Based Press.
Local optimization, against congestion on the grid
In the Netherlands, Amsterdam suffers from congestion on the grid. As do other locations. Sustainable energy projects are stalled because of it. New business projects suffer the same fate. The read more >> The post Local optimization, against congestion on the grid appeared first on Bio Based Press.
PLAbottles.eu – biodegradable bottle manufacturer – Compostable bottles – plant-based bottles
LCA of PLA bottle solutions for extended shelf‑life (ESL) milk
LCA of PLA bottle solutions for extended shelf‑life (ESL) milk The dairy market is one of the most important sectors worldwide, and milk packaging contributes to over one-third of the global dairy packaging demand. The end of life of the PLA bottles is a critical stage of their life cycle, as demonstrated by the fact […]
PLA sorting for recycling
PLA sorting for recycling. Experiments performed at the National Test Centre Circular Plastics (NTCP) Bioplastic, if produced sustainably, can contribute to the transition to a circular economy, especially when these plastics are recycled as much as possible. BioPE and BioPET are automatically sorted and recycled together with fossil PE and PET in the current recycling […]
Plant-based bottles (PLA) vs. PET Bottles – Cradle-to-gate LCA and Implications
introduction: plant-based bottles vs. PET Bottles The global production of plastics exceeded 300 million tons in 2013 . A significant share of these plastics turns to solid waste and cause disposal problems since they are mostly non-degradable in the natural environment [1,2]. The disposal problem, jointly with other environmental concerns associated with petroleum-based plastics, has […]
ASTM standard D6400 This specification ASTM standard covers plastics and products made from plastics that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities. The properties in this specification are those necessary to determine whether plastics and products made from plastics will compost satisfactorily, including biodegradation at a rate comparable to known […]
Water and land footprint of bioplastics
Petroleum-based plastics production has increased from 15 million tonnes in 1964 to 311 million tonnes in 2014 and it is estimated double in the next 20 years. Plastics derived from fossil resources are causing different concerns, such as the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), resource depletion, and rise of oil prices. These concerns with petroleum-based plastics […]
The fate of (compostable) plastic products
The fate of compostable plastic products in a full scale industrial organic waste treatment facility This research project has been carried out by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research commissioned and fundedby the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK), in the context of ‘Praktijkonderzoekindustriële compostering’ (project number BO-43-012.02-066). For several years now, there […]
LCA study of PLA including Food Waste
LCA study of PLA including Food Waste. (rapport: LCA study of PLA Packaging including Food Waste.Ana Carolina Cruz Alarico – Chemical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal) The pressing need, in recent decades, to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and the amount of food waste destined for landfills, has led […]
PLA Bottle HPP treatment
PLA bottle HPP treatment Research rapport: Suitability Assessment of PLA Bottles for High-Pressure Processing of Apple Juice. The aim of the present PET – PLA bottle HPP treatment study is to assess the use of polylactic acid (PLA) bottles as an alternative to PET ones for high-pressure processing (HPP) of apple juice. The treatment of […]
PLA and the circular economy
PLA and the circular economy PLA and the circular economy, so-called “waste streams” and products at the end of their useful life form the basis for new ones products, instead of being thrown away. This lake comprehensive, sustainable approach replaces the linear one economy with a circular, biobased economy in which products are made from […]
Exploration of sorting and recycling PLA.
CE Delft rapport ” Verkenning uitsorteren en recyclen van bioplastic PLA – September 2019″ – Recycling PLA.Bioplastics fit well in a circular economy, especially if they are recycled as much as possible at the end of their lifespan (CE Delft, 2017a). Some bioplastics, such as bio-PET and bio-PE, are already partially recycled. They are also […]
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our Plant-based packaging specialties: - PLA bottles - digesters
This 23.5-gram preform with a 28mm neck. In light blue or transparent. Suitable for bottles of 350 - 500ml. 100% plant-based product.
Bottles For Juice
A plant-made bottle for a natural juice product is the ideal combination. A 38mm neck size will be available in the future.
Bottles for Milk
We were the first in the world to produce a PLA bottle for Dairy products. Possible in white and transparent.
Food and bio-plastic
We have a unique food composter. Our food digester can also digest compostable packaging and bio-plastics.
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